Boschendal Wines

Sommelier Selection 2016

Boschendal wines, one of South Africa’s most iconic wine farms is proud of its accolades announced at the Sommelier Selection Awards ceremony on 26 July 2016. Three of Boschendal’s wines have been chosen for inclusion on the Sommelier Selection 2016 wine list. Judged and selected by South Africa’s top Sommeliers, 90 wines from a short-list of 500 were chosen to make up a final list that will be shared and recommended with SA’s top dining establishments around the country.

This unique South African wine competition is judged solely by a panel of Sommeliers who blind taste each wine. The Sommeliers on the panel all have extensive judging and work experience as well as an in-depth knowledge of international and local markets of what consumers are looking for in their drinking or food pairing wine preferences.

Awarded Boschendal Wines include:

Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2015
Boschendal The Rose Garden Rosé 2016
Boschendal Sommelier Selection Pinotage 2014

Boschendal’s young winemakers, Lizelle Gerber and Richard Duckitt are encouraged to experiment creatively while maintaining the balance between honouring traditional winemaking techniques and innovation to produce premium wines of modern sophistication. Their combined knowledge, expertise and passion are vital to maintain Boschendal’s position as one of the iconic wine producers internationally.

“We are delighted with the acknowledgement of our wines at this prestigious award ceremony,” comments Shirley van Wyk, Marketing Manager of Boschendal Wine. “It is an honour to be selected amongst South Africa’s top wines by our industry leaders and Sommeliers whose passion is finding the perfect wine and food pairing. The opportunity to expose our wines to new restaurants around the country is a wonderful prospect for any wine brand and we will continue to support this platform in years to come.”

The Sommeliers Selection Awards are held annually to recognise the leading products across a range of wine categories. It serves as a great platform for benchmarking products in the industry, in a quest to educate the general public as well guide them in trying and buying exciting, different and new wines and beers.

About Boschendal wine

The Boschendal winemaking vision is to balance tradition and experience with innovation to produce premium wines of modern sophistication, creatively embracing modern trends while honouring traditional winemaking techniques to create a selection of lauded red, white and Méthode Cap Classique varieties. While the Boschendal winemaking roots extend over 300 years to the origin of winemaking in the Cape Winelands, the fresh vision of young dedicated millennial winemakers focuses on translating some of the world’s most noble grape varieties and their delicate fruit expressions into Boschendal’s award-winning wines.

The 1685 range is presented in a unique curvaceous bottle inspired by the traditional bottle design used through the ages and commemorates the year of the original title deeds. These wines express the style and class that is particular to our estate and coastal surrounds, with special focus on purity of fruit lavished with measured modern winemaking for depth, breadth and balance.

The Boschendal bottle fermented Méthode Cap Classique selection embodies vibrancy and energy. Crafted from classic varieties in the time honoured traditional method with extended lees contact for opulence and texture without compromising inherent vibrant fruit detail and natural freshness. The Appellation Series is a portfolio of Limited production super premium Appellation specific wines that express the distinctive cool viticultural climate and soils of Elgin.

Boschendal’s young winemakers are encouraged to experiment creatively while preserving traditional winemaking techniques to produce premium wines of modern sophistication, such as the limited release Vin de Memoire Chardonnay and a range of contemporary wines, served exclusively at the Werf Restaurant.

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